By: Morgan Shannon
“Countless celebs admit they avoided shame and unhealthy dieting thanks to Dr Oz's simple advice.”
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I would not trust this article for many reasons. One being it is not a government or educational website. The ending of the link is .com so I would be careful when reading this information. This article is in the magazine "Shape" which is not a credible source when getting information about nutrition. The magazine tends to sell products and promote fitness that isn't always research based. Another reason would be that the author's name is not anywhere in the article. Since the author's name is not addressed, the information may not be accurate since the author takes no credit for what is being written. The author is also trying to sell the product: Garcinia, and this makes the information biased because the author only brings up the positive things about the product and leaves out the negatives. It also seems too good to be true. When people are trying to sell their products, they tend to make it seem like it's perfect, but we all know that weight loss cannot be as simple as taking a supplement. There is no scientific evidence that the product is working, all they show as evidence is before and after pictures and the celebrities in the before and after pictures probably had to do much more than simply taking the supplement to lose weight. I would point all of this out to my patient if they considered taking this product and lead them to more research based information to help them decide to take the supplement or not. A website called consumerreports.org would be helpful in finding more information about the supplement and it is a trusted website because it is from a top-level organization and based on research.
Shape Magazine. N.p., 3 Apr. 2016. Web. 05 Apr. 2016.